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How to Manage expectations by Alli

Manage Expectations So They Don’t Manage You

Expectations. There are two ways they can shackle you, and make your professional and personal lives far more difficult than they ever need to be.  But, Alli, expectations are good! It’s a good thing to have standards and expect for them to be met. Ah, yes. Standards are mandatory. But there is a critical difference between having agreed-upon criteria for behavior or performance, and … Read More →

The Just In Case disease. How to make decisions, by

The Trick That Simplifies Decision Making

Research shows that an abundance of options can paralyze us. There’s a classic study that showed people purchased more jam from a supermarket when there were fewer options presented to them. They just got overwhelmed by too many choices and left without buying any. I've seen this happen often with both clients and friends. People prefer to have two or three options presented to them; more than … Read More →

Boost Your Creativity with Breaks

How to Boost Creativity During the Day

"How do I schedule my day?" I hear this question from clients and friends alike. Deciding how to structure our time and steward  our resources is top of mind for all of us.  We’re working longer. But that doesn’t mean we’re getting any more done. Of course, scheduling your work day depends on lots of factors. If you work in an office, home office, what type of work you do, etc.. No matter … Read More →

How to work less and Do more. via Alli

How to Work Less and Do More

Did you know that email takes up the largest chunk of people's workday? An average of 28% of the work day is spent organizing, deleting and answering email. How much time do you spend on email? Or on Facebook? Or the gazillion other things that pop up during your day? Who knows, right? The work piles up and the day seems to fly by. And did you know that every time we try to multitask and switch … Read More →

Behind the scenes at the today show with Alli Worthington

Behind the Scenes at the Today Show

Here's the video from Monday's Today Show appearance. Last time I was on, I didn't post anything here. (I'm sorry!)  I must have been asked a gazillion times, "Why did you not post anything about it?" My answer was always a mumbled, "It wasn't business related." Which most of you said, "So? We want to hear about it." Well, your wish is my command! Today we'll do an 'Ask Alli' with the … Read More →

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